Leading Medical Malpractice Lawyers in Calgary
If you have been a victim of medical error or negligence, you need experienced and reputable counsel fighting for you. Suing doctors or other medical professionals can be difficult and overwhelming. Doctors, surgeons, nurses, and others in the healthcare industry are well funded: they have exceptional insurance and lawyers who are committed to providing them with the best legal defense.
Medical malpractice cases are difficult to prove, but with representation from highly experienced lawyers who have helped hundreds of medical malpractice clients over the years, you can be confident that your matter will be taken care of.
At Cuming & Gillespie, our skilled medical malpractice lawyers have the resources and skills to represent you through these claims. Our lawyers do not merely dabble in medical malpractice cases – it is one of our primary areas of work, and is one in which we excel.
At Cuming & Gillespie in Calgary, we understand that holding doctors and medical professionals accountable can be a difficult and daunting task, but we also know they are not above the law. We have the knowledge, experience, and means necessary to take on even the most challenging medical malpractice claims to fight for our client’s rights.
Every time we consult with a client about a possible medical malpractice case, we perform a thorough review of their file at the very outset. If we believe there is not enough substance (i.e. evidence) to pursue a viable claim, we will tell you, and will not charge you for the time we spent reviewing your file. We will never run up costs for clients pursuing claims that are unlikely to succeed. We are always forthcoming and honest, and committed to providing the best guidance to those in need of legal assistance.
Medical professionals involved in litigation have immense resources and a huge team behind them, but so do you when you choose Cuming & Gillespie. Our medical malpractice lawyers take a whole team approach to each file and work collaboratively to provide every client with the best service possible. You can rest assured that you will never be outnumbered by opposing counsel when it comes to pursuing your claim. At any time during your matter, there will always be someone at our firm who is intimately involved with your case. This means you will be up to date on everything going on with your case, and will not have to wait to speak with the senior lawyer to find out the status of your claim. Our team-based approach allows us to always be reactive, responsive, and informative to clients.
How We Can Help
At Cuming & Gillespie we have been representing victims of medical malpractice for more than a quarter-century. Over the years we have helped thousands of clients affected by:
- Anesthesia Malpractice;
- Birth Injuries;
- Cerebral Palsy;
- Failure to Obtain Informed Consent;
- Medication/Prescription Errors;
- Missed or Delayed Diagnosis;
- Nursing and Hospital Negligence;
- Nursing Home Negligence; and
- Surgical Negligence.
Proving Your Claim
In order to prove you have been the victim of medical negligence, you have to show that you received care from a doctor, other health practitioner, or hospital that did not meet the standard of care expected of them.
Negligence is the most common and broadest form of medical malpractice. Negligence is defined as “the failure to take proper care in doing something.” In legal terms, negligence is when someone does not meet the duty or standard of care that is expected of them. Negligent care occurs when the doctor or hospital provides medical treatment that is subpar compared to treatment in another comparable situation.
In order to have grounds for a medical malpractice claim, you will also have to show that a health care provider’s negligence caused your injuries. Complications arise in the medical field regularly, it is part of the nature of the work. However, you must be able to show that the complications you experienced were the result of negligence (i.e. error) and not standard practice.
Proving these claims will require expert evidence on both negligence and causation, as well as on the damages you suffered as a result. It is always important to understand the nature of your claim before proceeding with it.
Contact our Experienced Lawyers in Calgary to Assist You with Your Medical Malpractice Claim
At Cuming & Gillespie, we primarily represent clients in Alberta, dealing with any hospital in Alberta. Medical malpractice claims can be complicated and lengthy, but we are here to help you. Give us a call at 403-571-0555 or contact us online to book a consultation today.